I live just East of Utica and listen to your feed often. Thank You for providing KSYR! The only thing I noticed since you did the reinstall is that the Audio level from your feed seems a little lower in volume than previously.
Thanks, Vince, for the feedback. There was a lot of clipping going on after I reinstalled (audio level too high, causing distortion) so I backed it off quite a bit. I admit that I was in a rush since I had to leave for a four-day business trip that night, figuring that a lower volume would solve the clipping, but I didn't spend a lot of time optimizing it. Let me take a look tomorrow at raising the volume some without causing the clipping I experienced when the feed first came back up.
Is there any other areas around KSYR for spotting that I am unaware of? I asked KSYR security about this once and they said after 9-11 they shut down the larger areas!
There is an outdoor parking area that overlooks the middle of 10/28 at Syracuse that is excellent for spotting. In the warmer months there are picnic tables in this area, but a lot of people simply park and sit in their cars to watch the action.
Here is the larger satellite view, with the annotation indicating the approximate area:
and here is a blow-up of the annotated area above, with the parking area clearly visible. Note that there is a knoll (yes, it's a grassy knoll) just behind the parking area where you can sit during warmer weather: